The Devil Knows How to Discourage You
Mar 17, 2017
Satan’s strategies are sophisticated, but his goal is simple: to discourage Christians. But God has given us a counterintuitive antidote.
Strive to Rest
If Grace Is Free, Why Must We Work?
Mar 14, 2017
Only the gospel of Jesus says, “Salvation is the gift of God, not a result of works,” and “Work out your salvation with fear and trembling.”
Lay Aside the Weight of Discouragement
Mar 10, 2017
Discouragement is a species of fear. It can make us feel stuck. But Jesus purchased our freedom from depression’s weight, and we can defeat it in him.
Lord, Free Me from the Fear of Death
Mar 7, 2017
Whatever it takes, Lord, free me from the fear of dying. Teach my heart to believe that death is gain.
Lord, Prepare Me to End Well
Feb 28, 2017
Whatever it takes, Lord, increase my love for you and trust in you, so that I receive every decrease in personal influence with joyful faith.
The Key to Spiritual Breakthrough
Feb 24, 2017
We will only persevere in prayer when we realize what we are up against. Do not lose heart or give up until God grants the breakthrough you seek.
Do You Think You’re the Exception?
Diagnosing Selfish Pride
Feb 17, 2017
Selfish pride manifests itself a thousand different ways. Here are seven diagnostic questions to uncover yours.
She Still Enchants Me
Feb 14, 2017
Our culture may celebrate the highs of newfound love. But the sweetest of romances are like the best of wines: refined over many years.
Lord, Make Me More Bold
Feb 10, 2017
Whatever it takes, Lord, decrease the hold that unbelieving fear has over me and increase my boldness to declare the gospel to everyone you put in my path.
Your Weakness Is Not Meaningless
Feb 2, 2017
God gave you your finiteness and weaknesses so you might delight in his love for you in as many of its manifestations as you possibly can.
Lord, Fill Me with Your Spirit
Jan 31, 2017
Whatever it takes, Lord, fill me with the Holy Spirit and any gifting you would be pleased to give me. Empower me to worship you and win the lost.
Find Your Self-Esteem in Someone Else
Jan 27, 2017
It takes the body of Christ to understand each part, and it takes each part working together to make the body function.
Lay Aside the Weight of Insecurity
Jan 24, 2017
Bring all your insecurities to Christ and, in exchange, take his light burden of grace.
Lord, Increase My Capacity to Love
Jan 17, 2017
Lord, increase my capacity to love until I love you with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength — and love my neighbor as myself.
Four Reasons to Slow Down
Jan 13, 2017
God has not given us any life-hacks for holiness. Here are four reasons why we calls us to slow down and cultivate the spiritual fruit of patience.
One Thing Worth Everything
Jan 6, 2017
We must say no to many other joys to say a tenacious yes to the one great joy. It’s in the selling that the worth of the Pearl is revealed.
Next Year in Jerusalem
Dec 30, 2016
As Christians, we still suffer, still fear, still doubt, and still sin. But it will not always be so. Let that hope flavor the beginning of another year.
Come, Thou Unexpected Jesus
Dec 23, 2016
When the Christmas meal concludes and there are no more presents left under the tree, listen for the whisper to your deepest needs and darkest sins.
Lord, Deliver Me from Indifference
Dec 20, 2016
Whatever it takes, Lord, increase my zeal to do your will and my urgency to make the best use of my time during these evil days.
When Darkness Falls at Christmas
Dec 16, 2016
If the birth of Jesus means good news of great joy, why do we still experience so much suffering? Because we’re caught in the cosmic crossfire of Christmas.
The Wisdom in What God Doesn’t Say
Dec 9, 2016
Living by faith requires that we grow in our trust that God is just as wise in what he chooses not to say as in what he chooses to say.
Lord, Deliver Me from Distraction
Dec 6, 2016
Whatever it takes, Lord, increase our resolve to pursue only what you call us to do, and deliver us from the fragmenting effect of fruitless distraction.
Lay Aside the Weight of Selfish Preferences
Dec 2, 2016
Love does not insist on its own way, but we all do, all the time. If we’re going to deny ourselves for the sake of others, we need a power greater than our own.
Lord, Break My Heart
Nov 25, 2016
Whatever it takes, Lord, increase my distress for perishing unbelievers, the persecuted church, and destitute poor.